This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is ROCK
Rocks we have aplenty!!! This is what our ancestors did with them……
This is a Wedge Tomb. In basic terms, this would be a stone box with a roof slab (there are about 400 in Ireland).
Boulder Tomb – A major part of the pedestal has been removed from beneath the rock to create a chamber or sacred space. The boulder has been levered up with stones or wedges.
A Dolmen is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of two or more vertical megaliths supporting a large flat horizontal capstone or “table”. Most are early Neolithic – how the people of the time manipulated these huge capstones into place is unknown! There are more than 100 scattered throughout Ireland, in various states of repair.
There are 187 Stone Circles in Ireland. In addition to being used as places of burial, they were probably connected to agricultural events, such as the summer solstice.
This Irish Rock Art – cup and ring – is a sample of Atlantic Rock Art which can be found along the Atlantic fringe from Spain to Scotland.
Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here